The use and abuse of CT scanners

David Mills

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When you share an office with a CT scanner you start to look at the world differently, it's like having X-Ray vision (because it is X-ray vision really); you know you can look inside just about anything you like (as long as it is dead and will fit in a Pringles can.)

Over the last 10 years or so I've been developing different types of CT scanner and finding uses for them that are not just the usual day-to-day teeth & bone scanning that is expected of them.

From watching teeth dissolve in real time in fizzy drinks, determining if there is a maggot in my lunchtime apple, and discovering inaccessible text in a 14th century parchment roll, to recovering a lost episode of Morecambe and Wise and X-Raying my lunch. These are just some of the uses and, arguably abuses, of the equipment I get to play with.

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